IND Monthly's directory of health clubs, gyms, health and sports drinks, medical fitness facilities, and studios and classes to keep you healthy and fit in 2013.
24/7 Fitness Center: 1515 S. Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette, 337-408-3222, www.get247fit.com/. Open 24/7, 365 days a year. Staffed hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Balanced approach to fitness, including flexibility, mind/body and state-of-the-art strength training and cardiovascular equipment. Personal training and massage included in membership.
Anytime Fitness: 4517 Johnston St., 337-988-8350; 1915 Moss St., 337-706-8385; 3524 Kaliste Saloom Rd, 337-988-9348, Lafayette; 2800 Veterans Memorial Dr., Abbeville; 1880 Reese St., Breaux Bridge; 156 Heritage Pkwy., Broussard; 115 Derek Plaza Dr., Carencro; 219-E S. Main St., Church Point; 209 E. Park St., Crowley; 1516 Hwy. 190, Eunice; 1812 Main St., Franklin; 1210 Elton Road, Jennings; 8905 Maurice Ave., Maurice; 507 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia; 1901 S. Union St., Opelousas; 1401 The Boulevard, Rayne; 5505 Cameron St., Scott; www.anytimefitness.com/. Twenty-four hour gym and coed fitness center with state-of-the-art security. Customized personal training programs, cardio, treadmills, elliptical and exercise bikes. Tanning bed and showers available.
Big Poppa’s Fitness Gym: 210 W. Gloria Switch, Lafayette, 337-896-2639, www.bigpoppasgym.com/. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 5 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., www.bigpoppasgym.com/ Full-service facility including tennis courts, outside track, outside workout equipment, steam room and youth gym. Also offering classes in aerobics, personal training and children’s programs, as well as a drive-thru for smoothies and protein shakes.
Cajun Fitness: 163 N. Bobcat Dr., Eunice, 337-550-7878; 818 Fortune Rd., Youngsville, 337-857-6610; 1225 Church Point Hwy., Rayne, 337-334-7060; 2930 S. Union St., Opelousas, 337-594-9297, www.cajunfitness.com. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 5 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Opelousas location stays open until 9 p.m.), Fri. 5 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (Opelousas location stays open until 8 p.m.), Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12:30-5 p.m. Included in a Cajun Fitness membership is the use and access to all four locations; members must provide your exclusive membership key tag for entry and use of privileges. Membership includes programs such as Body Pump, Body Flow, Body Combat, Body Step, Zumba and RPM, use of the swimming pool at the Rayne location, personal training and Cajun Fitness Interactive. Cajun Fitness Interactive is an online account, where a unique username and password will allow you to track workouts, nutrition and progress online, be a part of the exclusive Cajun Fitness online community and also take your account mobile with your own Cajun Fitness Interactive online app.
City Club at River Ranch: 1100 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette, 337-406-2582, www.cityclubatriverranch.com/. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 4:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 4:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. A full-service fitness facility offering state-of-the-art cardio, Pilates, yoga, Zumba, cycling and weight equipment, group exercise classes, tennis courts, separate youth facility, kids’ programs and nursery. The club also includes City Club Grill & Bar, an aquatics facility, steam rooms, whirlpools and saunas for men and women and a snack bar with fresh/healthy wraps, salads and healthy/organic meals. Degreed personal trainers available for private and semi-private instruction in total health, Pilates, yoga, tennis and Zumba.
Planet Fitness: 1800 NE Evangeline Thwy., Suite OJ-B; 3559 B Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette, 337-412-6972, www.planetfitness.com/. Open and staffed 24 hours. Newly opened gym with cardio and strength training equipment and free fitness training available to help members with a great workout experience in a “judgment-free zone.” Over 400 locations nationwide.
Red Lerille’s Health & Racquet Club: 301 Doucet Rd., Lafayette, 337-984-7738, www.redlerilles.com. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 3 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 4 a.m.-7 p.m. A 185,000 square-foot complete health club offering adult and children’s fitness programs, splash park for kids, cardio equipment areas, Pilates equipment, group exercise classes, outdoor/indoor jogging tracks and boot camp. Maximum Intensity Training Facility for athletes of all ages. Personal trainers and nutritionist on staff, women’s and men’s steam rooms, whirlpools and saunas, as well as two outdoor and two indoor pools, a cold plunge pool, boxing ring, basketball court, indoor and outdoor tennis courts and racquetball/squash courts. Additionally, the club has a grill, snack bar, pro shop, lounge, coffee bar and nursery.
Snap Fitness Center: 2800 W. Pinhook Rd., 337-232-1955; 2425 W. Congress St., Lafayette, 337-456-7983; 803 St. Blaise Lane, Youngsville, 337-856-6564. Staffed hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Abbeville location: 109 Rue Centre, Suite, 3, 337-893-0009. Staffed hours: Mon.-Thurs. noon-6 p.m., Fri. noon-4 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-noon. Broussard location: 219 St. Nazaire Rd., 337-839-8277. Staffed hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. New Iberia location: 722 E. Admiral Doyle Dr., 337-365-1116. Staffed hours: Mon.-Thurs. noon-7 p.m., Fri. noon-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. www.snapfitness.com/ Fast, convenient and affordable workout with industry’s best cardio and exercise equipment. Members have 24/7 access to any location.
Gym: 128 E. Butcher Switch Rd., Lafayette, 337-235-6000. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A 10,000-square-foot workout facility featuring free weights, weight machines and cardio equipment. The coed gym also has showers, lockers and steam rooms.
The Little Gym of Lafayette: 4422 F Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette, 337-504-2623. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The Little Gym takes a progressive approach to strengthening skills and helping children discover their talents. Their age-specific curriculum is delivered in weekly lesson plans, with each new skill building on the last. When you enroll in classes, you also become a member of The Little Gym, with access to parent-child classes for infants through 3 years old, preschool-kindergarten gymnastics for 3-6 year olds, sports skills development for 3-6 year olds and grade school gymnastics for 6-12 year olds. The Little Gym also hosts birthday parties and offers free introductory classes.
Health Food And Sports Drinks
Frutti Smoothie: 2865 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette, 337-981-5559. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8:45 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Smoothie café featuring fruit smoothies, protein shakes and coffees.
GNC: 1800 NE Evangeline Thwy. (Northgate Mall), 337-235-3908; 2668 Johnston St. Suite C, 337-264-9044; 5725 Johnston St. (Mall of Acadiana), 337-984-2001; 3211 Louisiana Ave. Suite 102, 337-235-5937; 4710 Johnston St. (Rite Aid), 337-988-7284; 4510 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. (Rite Aid), Lafayette, 337-988-7290. 1212 D Albertson Pkwy., Broussard. www.gnc.com/ Hours vary by location. Retail health store offering vitamins and minerals, sports nutrition and protein products, diet and energy formulas, herbs and cleansing remedies, health and beauty items.
Oil Center Health Foods/Whole Wheatery Eatery: 326 Travis St., Lafayette, 337-232-7774, oilcenterhealthfoods.com/. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (restaurant closes at 3:30 p.m.), Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lafayette’s oldest established health food store, offering health foods, vitamins, supplements and organic products as well as a daily hot plate lunch and sandwiches.
Planet Nutrition: 4660 Johnston St., 337-406-2348; 2127 Kaliste Saloom, Lafayette, 337-504-2576; 219 St. Nazaire Rd., Suite A, Broussard, 337-330-8450. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.planet-nutrition.net/ Offering vitamins, herbs, supplements and nutritional and protein smoothies in a variety of flavors. Wide range of services and nutritional counseling.
Sandra’s Health Food Store: 111 Rena Dr. #C, Lafayette, 337-988-0108. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Health food store and café featuring a full line of natural and organic products, herbs, beverages and supplements. Café features an organic plate lunch on weekdays and a variety of sandwiches and salads.
Smoothie Factory: 125 Arnould Blvd., Lafayette, 337-989-7001, www.smoothiefactory.com. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Smoothie Factory is an established, popular and fast?growing retailer of real fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, wheatgrass, authentic frozen yogurt, light foods and nutritional supplements.
Smoothie King: 3619 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., 337-989-8187; Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; 4307 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette, 337-993-9963. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; 113 St. Nazaire Rd., Broussard, 337-839-9373; Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. www.smoothieking.com/ A smoothie bar and nutritional lifestyle center offering fresh-blended smoothies, sports beverages, energy bars, healthy snacks, herbs, minerals and sports nutrition products.
Tropical Smoothie Café: 458 Heymann Blvd. Suite B in the Oil Center, Lafayette, 337-456-3933, www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Café menu boasts bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal. Smoothies are made from superior simple ingredients and real fruit. Toasted wraps, bistro sandwiches, grilled flatbreads and gourmet salads are made fresh with high-quality meats and cheeses and topped with fresh produce and flavorful sauces. Also offers delivery, catering trays, boxed lunches and call-ahead ordering.
Vitamins Plus: 505 Bertrand Dr., Lafayette (inside Drug Emporium), 337-261-0033. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Health store offering vitamin and mineral supplements, natural and organic foods, fresh organic produce and natural health and beauty products.
Medical Fitness Facilities
Fontana Center and Center for Work Rehabilitation, Inc: 709 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, 337-234-7018, www.fontanacenter.com/. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 5 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 5 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Full fitness center including an indoor heated pool. The gym offers aerobic land and water classes, yoga, Zumba, summer group swim lessons for children, year-round private swim lessons for adults and children, Silver Sneakers Fitness Program and gift certificates for any of the exercise and massage sessions. The facility also offers industrial occupational therapy services and massage therapy.
Lafayette General Medical Center Wellness Center: 111 Pasa Place (in the old Townhouse building), Lafayette, 337-289-8585, www.lafayettegeneral.com/. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 4:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 4:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to the public and LGMC employees. Members receive optional fitness evaluations, which include muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, body composition, cholesterol, sub-maximal exercise graded tests. Full-service gym offers cardio and weight room equipment, group exercise classes and fitness evaluations. Wellness classes include yoga, Zumba, inferno training, abs and stretch, fit fusion, hip hop training, cardio plus and step. Lifestyle classes in stress management, yoga for cardiac rehab cancer patients, smoking cessation and weight loss are also available.
Our Lady of Lourdes Fitness Center: 611 St. Landry St., Lafayette (Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital is now in a different location, but the fitness center remains on St. Landry St.), 337-470-2808, www.lourdes.net/. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 5 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 5 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Members receive a comprehensive fitness/lifestyle evaluation. Fitness activities include land aerobics, water aerobics in an indoor, heated saltwater pool, yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Zumba and lap swimming. The facility also offers cardiovascular and strength training equipment, massage therapy and personal training.
Studios And Classes
Acadiana Karate Institute: 2464 W. Congress St., Lafayette, 337-233-8838; 814 Fortune Road, Youngsville, 337-856-3900, www.acadianakarate.com/. Classes and hours vary by location. Offering adult, teen and children’s karate programs, including Little Ninjas for preschool and kindergarten-age children. Classes include street self-defense, KardioKickbox and traditional martial arts. AKI also hosts a summer camp for children ages 5-12 and specializes in verbal judo classes teaching anti-bullying tactics.
Acadiana Yoga And Wellness: 911 Harding St., Oil Center, Lafayette, 337-236-9000, www.acadianayoga.com/. Hours vary by class. Registered yoga center founded and owned by Jerry Smith-Guidry, M.S., ERYT 500, LMT, CPI. Services include yoga classes and privates, Pilates mat and equipment, Thai yoga, massage therapy and retail department. Retreats and workshops held throughout the year; nationally registered yoga teacher training program.
Bindu Yoga: 3809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. Suite 141, Lafayette, 337-258-9597, www.binduyogalafayette.com. Bindu Yoga offers an eclectic blend of hatha yoga that includes a wide variety of styles and levels. Choose from Gentle Flow, Open Flow/Hot Flow, Vinyasa/Hot Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin & restorative classes. All classes are designed to inspire, strengthen and empower you as they bring attention to your alignment, breath, mind and heart.
CrossFit Lafayette: 4422 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Suite 1, Lafayette, 337-205-CFIT (2348), www.crossfitlafayette.com. Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 5:30 a.m-9:30 p.m., Tues and Thurs. 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. CrossFit offers high-intensity functional training classes.
CrossFit Outrage: 116 Luke St., Lafayette, 337-277-1600, www.ragetrainingla.com. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 5 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Fri. 5 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. CrossFit Outrage offers high-intensity functional training classes, climate-controlled gym, advanced and beginner classes, individualized training and nutritional counseling. Owner/trainer is Ryan DesOrmeaux.
Heaven On Earth Jewelry, Gifts & Yoga: 108 Rena Dr., Lafayette, 337-981-0355, www.heavenonearthonline.net/. Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Specializing in relaxing and meditative approaches to personal health and wellness. Offering ongoing yoga classes Tuesdays, Thursdays (9 a.m. & 6 p.m.) and Saturdays (8:30 a.m. & 10 a.m.). Qi Gong/Tai Chi for meditation and wellbeing classes on most Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m.
In Balance Pilates Studio: 218 Rue Louis XIV, Suite A, Lafayette, 337-988-9909, www.pilateslafayette.com. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. In Balance is Louisiana’s only official Balanced Body host site for Pilates education. The studio offers private one-on-one, duo or trio sessions using traditional Pilates equipment classes.
Lafayette Center For Yoga: 315 Jefferson St., Lafayette, 337-654-4067, www.lafayettecenterforyoga.com/. Class hours: Mon. and Wed.12:15-1:15 & 5:45-6:45 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. 12:15-1:15 & 5:45-7 p.m., Sat. 9-11:15 a.m., Sun. 10:15-11:30 a.m. Yoga studio offering classes in Hatha Slow Flow Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga and Ashtanga. Private, semi-private and offsite group classes available.
Pilates Bodies: 112 Republic Ave,. Suite C, Lafayette, 337-216-0190, www.pilatesbodiesla.net/. Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs., Fri. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Fully equipped Pilates studio offering private, duet and small group Pilates training with wellness clients and physical therapy using Pilates equipment.
Potpourri (ULL Continuing Education Dept.): Winter/spring classes include Kick & Punch Cardio, Hula Hoop Exercise, Yoga Stretch, Yoga for Women, Zumba, Hip Hop Dance & Exercise, Belly Dancing, Tumbling, Tennis, Judo and Tae Kwon Do. Class times and locations vary. For more information, call 337-482-6386 or visit www.ce.louisiana.edu/.
Ragin’ Crossfit: 815 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, 337-408-3939, www.ragincrossfit.com. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 5 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Fri. 5 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-noon. Introductory sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Sacred Journey Yoga: Shannon Sonnier, E-RYT, registered yoga instructor, 337-519-4997. Yoga classes from beginner to advanced offered at various times and locations. For complete schedule with times and locations, visit www.sacredjourneyyoga.com/.
Wise Body: 708 Jefferson Blvd., Lafayette, 337-593-9292, www.cameliahouse.com/. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Pilates studio offering Pilates mat, private Pilates, equipment, exercise sessions, Qi Gong, and Franklin Method classes. Private and group lessons available.
Curves Lafayette: 112 Youngsville Hwy., Lafayette, 337-839-1112; 315 Pere Megret St., Abbeville, 337-893-8199; 3545 NW Evangeline Thwy., Carencro, 337-886-2878; 1028 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley, 337-785-9100; 418 Roberts Ave., Jennings, 337-824-4544; 703 S. Lewis St., New Iberia, 337-560-4343; and 2206 George Dr., Opelousas, 337-407-2878. www.curves.com/. Hours vary by location. Fitness gym for women offering a 30-minute workout combining strength training and sustained cardiovascular activity through hydraulic resistance. Curves Smart, advanced fitness technology, offers a personal coaching system to ensure maximum benefits based on individual fitness levels. Curves also offers a weight management program.
Personally Fit: 4305 A Johnston St., Lafayette, 337-989-LADY (5239), www.personallyfit4women.com/. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 5 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 5 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Personally Fit health club for women provides a non-intimidating, motivating environment in which ladies from various backgrounds are able to improve their health. Membership includes access to classes like Cardio Fusion, Power Pilates, kickboxing, step and yoga, plus a use of the nursery, showers and recovery spaces. Personal training and group weight loss programs are also available.
Physiques Women’s Fitness Center: 2505 Verot School Rd., Lafayette, 337-984-2226, www.physiquesfitness.com/. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 5 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1-7 p.m. Full-service women’s club with nursery available. Nine aerobic classes daily, including yoga and Pilates, saltwater swimming pool and Jacuzzi, dry sauna, aroma therapy steam room, cardio and weight equipment and spin classes.
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